I have seen folks put stuff along the walls all the time...that is the mouse highway along the wall! We had a fellow hiker whom a mouse ran across his lips waking him one night! I did see a guy who had a 5 gallon bucket in the shelter put water in the bottom of it and in the morning their were a dozen mice drowned in it. He said it was his natural mousetrap.
I pull out my machete, like Eli and hit with it! Glory! (Just kidding)
"Something hidden. Go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go!" (Rudyard Kipling)
From SunnyWalker, CDT hiker starting April 27, 2013.
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Just pick up a bottle of wine at a resupply. Find someone with a swiss army knife with corkscrew & open. Cut cork in three or four pieces & consume wine(best done in this order) Find someone with Sawer Extractor snakebite kit. Pull plunger back & insert cork & wait for mice to arrive & pop them with your cork gun or pass out from the wine.
This thread has reinforced the idea that shelters are to be avoided for reasons other than mice.
Daddy made whiskey and he made it well.
Cost two dollars and it burned like hell.
I cut hick'ry just to fire the still,
Drink down a bottle and be ready to kill.
Now I have to repack the snake bite kit.
If staying in a shelter hang your food but also leave the pockets of your pack open - that way if there is still a food smell or a few crumbs of something you missed the mouse won't chew through your pack to get it.
Stayed in a shelter in NH a number of years ago during cold weather and the mouse population was so bad I killed 5 during the night with just a walking stick without having to turn a light on! Now I carry a tent
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18
Come to me, all you who are tired and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Ursacks Minor is a light food bag that is pretty varmint proof if protecting your food is your concern. Peace of mind. Hang if bears are around, as it is not bear proof. if you don't want to see mice or feel mice on your person, then stay away from shelters, as many others have attested.
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Better Wack-a-mole than Little Bunny Foo Foo, I always say.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..." Isaac Asimov
Veni, Vidi, Velcro. I came, I saw, I stuck around.
Their good eating :0